A complicated Swedish tale of religion, sex, murder, and hoaxing the voice of God through text messages. I'm keeping an eye on the cyberspatial Gothic as it goes wireless - Infocult readers might remember and compare a British case from last month.
The community's ministers also exercised a controlling influence in the lives of their flock. In Fossmo's case, that included using the latest technology to get his nanny to commit murder. Svensson testified she received anonymous text messages, which she believed to be from God, urging her to kill.
A technology company traced erased messages on her phone to Fossmo, who admitted sending them but said they were intended only to guide the nanny in her faith.
Svensson also said the pastor told her that killing his wife and neighbor was the only way she could please God.
(thanks to Ladi!)